Date(s) - 02/08/2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Butler School of Music
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Born in Israel, Asaf Zohar is one of the most active Israeli pianists and pedagogues. Asaf Zohar is a graduate of the Givatayim Conservatory and The Rubin Academy of Music in Tel Aviv. He received his Doctorate degree from the Indiana University School of Music, where he was also a visiting lecturer. His teachers include: Hana Shalgi, Arie Vardi, Menahem Pressler, Leonard Hokanson and Michele Block. Artists for whom he performed in masterclasses include: Arthur Rubinstein, Alfred Brendel, Christoph Eschenbach, Eugene Istomin, Leon Fleisher and Claude Frank.
Zohar was awarded prizes in Israel and in International Competitions in Pretoria, Sydney, Vienna, and The Robert Casadesus Competition in Cleveland. He has performed with all the leading Israeli orchestras including The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Gary Bertini, David Robertson, Mendi Rodan, Noam Sheriff, David Shalon, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Urs Schneider and others. He has also appeared in numerous recitals in Israel as well as on Israeli Radio and T.V. Abroad, Mr. Zohar has performed concerts and recitals in the U.S.A, Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Russia, Georgia, India, South Africa, Australia and Japan.
Zohar teaches as a Professor for Piano at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at The Tel-Aviv University, as long as at The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he has served as Chairman of the Keyboard Department and Dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts for ten executive years. In addition, Mr. Zohar teaches at the Givatayim Conservatory, as well as in The Jerusalem Music Center